ICT Centre News
Bristol Wireless are pleased to be able to have relaunched its PC giveaway project. We have distributed another 15 machines in the first month of 2006. Receipt of machines is linked to completion of “First Time on Line” the UFI funders basic skills assessment website. PCs donated by Institute of Physics Publishing (av.800Mhz/256MB/40GB) were data wiped and refurbished by volunteers with the Linux Operating system at the Lab. The new owners picked up their machines on one of our “giveaway Wednesdays”, and after a quick familiarisation tour and personalisation were very pleased to take them away. Support with the machines is available from the Community Centre drop-ins.
Bristol Wireless volunteers are now staffing the IT suite at Easton Community Centre 5 days a week, from 12 to 4pm for drop in Internet access and free computing advice. We are looking forward to working with the new management in February.